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I just finished the book! My story..

(Note: I'm swedish, so please excuse the occasional engrish!)

I've been a procrastinator for as long as I remember. So far I've gotten away with it (mostly) but I've never felt good about it. I just couldn't understand why I was doing it in the first place? I see myself as an intelligent and creative guy so why can't I organize my life enough to stay out of trouble? This question more than anything has plagued me these last few years.

On a cold november day I discover a new term I'd never heard before, GTD. I was probably surfing the web looking for something else when a reference was made to GTD (on wikipedia perhaps?) and off I went exploring this GTD phenomenon. I was late for work the next day. I guess I didn't get much sleep that night.

I ordered the book that next day to be delivered with express air mail. Could this be it? The answer? I read everything I found related to GTD and couldn't wait for the book to arrive to clarify the concept further.

I read 50% of the book on the day I recieved it and finished it off on the following two days.

I'm not sure how to react after reading the book. The feeling I get in anticipation of starting down the road towards getting things done myself is almost too good to be true. I feel like I've been brainwashed by some cult. Can this really be true or is it just the product of clever writing aimed at disorganized helpless people?
So much of what's written in the book makes sense and appeals to me. But I can't shake the feeling that it's too good to be true.

Nevertheless I'm going to give it a shot. Hell it can't get much worse can it? So be prepared to be bombarded with questions about anything GTD related in the near future!

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